Greetings to the New Life Nation!
I pray that today finds each of you doing well. However, if your current circumstances, condition or situation has you “Feeling Some Kind of Way,” then this message is especially for you.
Oftentimes in life, it appears that we may have more challenging days than “Cheerful Days.” But, as a believer in Christ Jesus our Lord, we must find the strength to learn how NOT to “Let the Storms of Life Stop You!” In the Book of Romans the scripture is not only precise, but it’s powerfully packed with spiritual principles that you and I need to apply when going through our storms. The Apostle Paul states that we “Should Rejoice in our Tribulation.” Why? “Because Tribulation and Trials works on our Patience!” And in order for us to receive God’s best, we must WAIT on the Lord!
But, the bible goes on further to say that we should allow patience to have HER perfect work! I wonder why Tribulation and Patience is referred to in a feminine tense? Here’s why: In essence, when you and I go through the storms of life, God is preparing each of us to give birth to a blessing that is intended “For Us” and through Us; or it is intended to be a blessing“Through Us,” for Someone other than Us! Wow! What a wonderful God we serve. So, when you experience the challenges, changes, troubles and trials of life, don’t “Let the Storm Stop You!”
We should learn to glory and rejoice in the times of trouble. I know it seems very odd to rejoice or be glad when things seem their worst. But, in the original language of the Greek, the word “Chairomai” means to rejoice, to make merry or to even dance! If you’re like many people, dancing is something you do when you feel good. But, it’s also a way of expressing your emotional state. In other words, “Dance your way through the storm!”
It’s been said that “Life Is Not About Waiting for the Storm to Pass, but It’s about Learning to Dance in the Midst of the RAIN!!!”
All I’m trying to say to you is if you were born in the 1950’s-1960’s…there was a dance called, “The Swim and the Mashed Potato!” So, I want you to “Swim your way through the Storm!” Don’t Let the Storm Stop You!
If you were born in the 1970’s…there was a dance called, “The Bump!” So, when the problems of life hit you, why don’t youstart “Bumping your way through your Burdens!” Don’t Let the Storm Stop You!
If you were born in the 1980’s…,”Break Dancing was popular.” So, when the issues of life try to overtake you, why don’t you“Break Dance until you get your Break Through!” Don’t Let the Storm Stop You!
If you were born in the 1990’s…, “Doing the Prep” was popular. So, when the pressures of life come at you, don’t panic,“Just PREP your Way through the Problems...” and watch God’s power! Don’t Let the Storm Stop You!
If you were born in the 2000’s…” The latest dances are the “Nae Nae and the Whip!” So, whether you were born before 1950 or after 2000, All of us need to learn to “Nae Nae” through the Nasty and Unpleasant things in life and learn to “Whip”through your Worries! In other words, “Don’t Let the Storm Stop You from DANCING and REJOICING!”
Now, think on these things…
Love You Like Christ,
“IMPACTING LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF CHRIST!”
Kedric L. McKnight
Rev. Kedric L. McKnight is the founder and Senior Pastor of the New Life Bible Fellowship Church. Weekly he shares motivational articles and insights with members and friends,